"Fed Cracking Down on Discrimination by Federal Contractors"
Jan.25.2011 — Compliance Week
Washington, D.C. – based Labor & Employment Group counsel Rebecca L. Springer is featured for her comments on the federal government changing case management procedures, signaling more aggressive and broader enforcement of anti-discrimination laws. In December 2010, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced that it was discontinuing its Active Case Management procedures that have been in practice since 2003, impacting government contractors accused of discriminatory practices.
According to Springer, “We’re seeing renewed vigor from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs right now and a more aggressive agency than it has been in the past. The OFCCP wants the flexibility to go after alleged discrimination and not be tied down to a particular process.”